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Tabron, Lolita A.; Ramlackhan, Karen – Educational Policy, 2019
We critically examined the odds of earning a college preparatory diploma for African American high school seniors receiving special education services under Texas's Top 10% Policy (TTPP). Critical policy analysis was used to explore the meritocratic guise of college access for African American youth with disabilities, and through DisCrit,…
Descriptors: State Policy, Disabilities, Access to Education, African American Students
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Snyder, Thomas D.; de Brey, Cristobal; Dillow, Sally A. – National Center for Education Statistics, 2019
The 2017 edition of the "Digest of Education Statistics" is the 53rd in a series of publications initiated in 1962. The "Digest" has been issued annually except for combined editions for the years 1977-78, 1983-84, and 1985-86. Its primary purpose is to provide a compilation of statistical information covering the broad field…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Postsecondary Education, Federal Aid, Educational Finance
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Micari, Marina; Pazos, Pilar – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
This study examines academic outcomes for university students engaged in a supplemental peer learning program in a selective institution. Using a matched sample of 1266 students, half enrolled in the supplemental program and half not enrolled, we find that participating students on average earned higher grades in linked courses. Using a subsample…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Selective Admission, Grades (Scholastic), Chemistry
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Ghaith, Ghazi – TESL-EJ, 2019
This study investigates the interrelatedness the English as a foreign language demotivation factors of learning difficulties, threats to self-worth, monotonous teaching, poor student-teacher relationships, and learners' proficiency in critical reading and writing. Eighty (n =80) EFL learners participated in the study. The rationale for the study…
Descriptors: Critical Reading, Writing (Composition), English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
Maryland Higher Education Commission, 2019
This document presents statistics about higher education in Maryland for 2019. The tables in this document are presented according to the following categories: (1) Students; (2) Retention and Graduation; (3) Degrees; (4) Faculty and Staff; (5) Revenues and Expenditures; (6) Tuition and Fees; (7) Financial Aid; (8) Private Career Schools; and (9)…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Educational Technology, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students
Kurlaender, Michal; Cohen, Kramer – Policy Analysis for California Education, PACE, 2019
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC), implemented in California in 2014-15 as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress, is designed to evaluate students' levels of college and career readiness. Student scores on the Smarter Balanced Assessment are currently used for both accountability and school improvement…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, College Readiness, Academic Achievement, High School Students
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Hsieh, Tzu-Ling – Higher Education Research and Development, 2019
A new college admission policy will be implemented in Taiwan in 2022. The purpose of this study was to understand the relationship between admission criteria and college success. Data was obtained from the Taiwan Higher Education Database; a sample size of 8443 students from 156 universities was used in this study. By using the structural equation…
Descriptors: College Admission, Admission Criteria, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Cook, Emily E.; Turner, Sarah – AERA Open, 2019
When students with the capacity to succeed in a 4-year college do not take a college admission test, this represents a potential loss of opportunity for students and colleges alike. However, the costs of testing--both pecuniary and nonpecuniary--may exceed the benefits for students who lack the interest in or qualifications for college attendance.…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, High School Graduates, Aptitude Tests, High Schools